For most of the year, we post articles about what to do in order to prevent fires from occurring in your chimney and spreading to the outside of the home. In the summer, however, you may think you have little to worry about it.
For the most part, this is true. It’s important to keep your chimney in good condition, scheduling inspections and repairs as needed. However, you likely use your chimney sparingly, if at all, and you won’t have to worry about a chimney fire again until the next chilly day.
Still, fires are possible when warm dry weather picks up. Downdrafts from the chimney can contribute to this, and no matter where a fire originates, it’s important to have a fire safety plan in place.